Antonio Pappano discusses conducting Mussorgsky's opera Boris Godunov for the first time
Stephen Johnson discusses why Beethoven composed four overtures for Fidelio.
Paul Gambaccini re-visits Sir Colin Davis's triumph with the LSO and Berlioz's Les Troyens
Critic Fiona Maddocks was at the production of William Tell and tells us how it started.
Charles Hazlewood explores the pieces Britten extracted from his opera.
Martyn Brabbins explores Delius's orchestral music.
Conductor Simone Young joins Frances to explore the score of Richard Strauss's comic opera
German soprano Diana Damrau discusses her role as Lucia di Lammermoor
Frances Fyfield is in Vienna to examine the score of Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus.
Sir Antonio Pappano prepares for the Royal Opera's new production of Puccini's La Bohème.
Frances Fyfield's series of forensic musical discovery returns with Mozart's Don Giovanni.
It's 1711, and an opera premiere by Handel is about to set a new course for British opera.
Frances Fyfield celebrates the music manuscripts of Ethel Smyth's opera The Wreckers.
Charles Hazlewood discusses various fairy tales set to music.
Howard Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Lascia ch’io pianga from Handel's Rinaldo.
Stephen Johnson explores Holst's The Perfect Fool.
Stephen Johnson looks at the music of American composer John Adams.
Stephen Johnson explores John Adams' Doctor Atomic Symphony.
Looking at Kodaly's suite Hary Janos and profiling the cimbalom, which features in it.
Opera director John Copley CBE reflects on his lifelong relationship with La Boheme.
Frances Fyfield music series returns with a look at the manuscript of Verdi's La Traviata.
Alwynne Pritchard explores Messiaen's opera St Francis of Assisi.
Robert Hollingworth explores the musical ideas of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo.
Howard Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Monteverdi's L'Orfeo.
Howard Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Dove Sono from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
Charles Hazlewood explores Mozart's The Magic Flute through the principal characters.